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American Chai Reviews

November 14, 2003
This ethnic family sitcom thing is rapidly turning into wearisome cliche, and American Chai doesn't hold a candle to either Beckham or Greek Wedding.
October 7, 2002
Chai's structure and pacing are disconcertingly slack.
July 20, 2002
By now, I've seen far too many American indie movies with similar semi-autobiographical subjects.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 7, 2002
[It's] difficult to get beyond the overall blandness of American Chai, despite its likable performances and refreshingly naive point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 16, 2002
American Chai encourages rueful laughter at stereotypes only an Indian-American would recognize. And the lesson, in the end, is nothing new.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 18, 2002
The picture uses humor and a heartfelt conviction to tell a story about discovering your destination in life, but also acknowledging the places, and the people, from whence you came.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2002
An inexperienced director, Mehta has much to learn.
April 5, 2002
A perceptive, good-natured movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2002
A slight but sweet film.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2002
In its understanding, often funny way, it tells a story whose restatement is validated by the changing composition of the nation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2002
As earnest as a community-college advertisement, American Chai is enough to make you put away the guitar, sell the amp, and apply to medical school.